What does essene mean?

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ˈɛs in, ɛˈsines·sene

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Essene(adj)

    a member of an ascetic Jewish sect around the time of Jesus

  2. Essene(adj)

    said of or relating to the Essenes


  1. Essene(Noun)

    Member of a first-century ascetic Jewish sect, in ancient Palestine from the second century BCE to the second century CE. The Essenes are believed to have been the authors of the Dead Sea scrolls.

    Etymology: From Ἐσσηνοι; earlier etymology unknown

Webster Dictionary

  1. Essene(noun)

    one of a sect among the Jews in the time of our Savior, remarkable for their strictness and abstinence

    Etymology: [Gr. , lit., physicians, because they practiced medicine, fr. Chald say to heal, cf. Heb. as.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Essene

    es-sēn′, n. one of a small religious fraternity among the ancient Jews leading retired ascetic lives and holding property in common.—n. Essen′ism. [Bishop Lightfoot prefers the der. from Heb. chāshā, to be silent, whence chashshāīm, 'the silent ones' who meditate on mysteries.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of essene in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of essene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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